Sunday, August 19, 2007

Police no longer respected.

It seems a Police station came under attack from a bunch of party goers who had some of their fun stopped. The police had arrested three people with sound equipment. Read here. Sounds like having an iPod is a criminal offence now. WhooHoo another new law to protect us.

Now I'm trying to work out if this is an example of people now rebelling against the nanny state imposing its licensing rules on events or just simply that the police are no longer seen as authority figures any more. Could it be a combination of both?

In the olden days these parties were broken up all the time and I don't remember any riots after the event and no retaliation aimed at the police.

I think our police force should be worried about events like this. They are seen by more and more people as against them rather than on their side. Of course the people in charge don't think this way. they will just go out and impose new laws that will mean booze will be sold in plastic bottles in the future. It's the mindset of these guys. Don't fix the problem fix the current issue.

6 Comments:

At 6:09 pm, Blogger Sir James Beiggelschwarz said...

The police ahve been diverted from their real task into political tasks by the two Blairs and it is now showing out in lack of respect. Whither Blighty?

 
At 9:49 pm, Blogger Bag said...

It shows up when even law abiding people like my parents friends who have never been in trouble in 60+ years keep clear of the law.

I doubt if I would help them myself if it was not something significant. That can't be good for our society.

 
At 8:48 pm, Blogger Crushed by Ingsoc said...

I don't know that many people who respect the police these days.
We were having a conversation recently about whether any of us would feel comfortable having a friend who is a police officer.

My view is I would only aid them to help catch someone dangerous.

 
At 10:06 pm, Blogger LFB_UK *The Legend* said...

I wonder if the problem is caused by the police officers own attitude towards everyone. I can accept that they do deal with scum on a daily basis, and this does give the officers a jaundiced outlook, but it seems as though we are all now classed as scum by the police.

I worry that once the youth of an area actually work out how many officers are actually on duty, we may see more and more of these attacks occuring.

I have a police officer as a mate he is 42, and has 3 years till he gets his pension, all he does is keep his head down, and mark off the days till he is out! He actually is a decent bloke, but is not allowed to use his discretion anymore, everything has to be bagged and tagged.

 
At 1:19 am, Blogger Colin Campbell said...

This is very disturbing. If you cannot trust your Dixon of Dock Green, there is not much hope for society. I see more of this here in South Australia, with people worried about the consequences of cooperating with the boys in blue.

 
At 8:20 am, Blogger Henry Crun said...

Wasn't it Plato that wrote: when the law fails the people, the people have every right to take the law into their own hands.

And that is exactly what has happened. Blair and his long line of home secretaries in collusion with the paolitically aware career puppets in the police force have changed the police from a force to a service - whose job is no longer to protect the public from crime but rather monitor and compile endless, meaningless reports and statistics.

Woe betide the oik that causes trouble on my patch, is all I have to say.

 

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